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By MILTON KENT | January 27, 1997
The challenge of entertaining an entire nation during the Super Bowl, the world's biggest sports spectacle of the year, while keeping the serious sports fan happy is a mammoth one, and not every network has been successful at pulling it off.In its first Super showcase, Fox proved last night that you can have good football and good entertainment as its nine hours of coverage moved along smoothly with hardly a glitch.It wasn't as if the Fox nucleus -- game announcers Pat Summerall and John Madden, producer Robert Stenner and director Sandy Grossman -- were neophytes to all this.
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Mike Preston | February 10, 2013
The comparisons are inevitable because there has been only one other Super Bowl winning season in the Ravens' 17-year history in Baltimore. Both the 2000 and 2012 teams will have their special place, but no championship season will ever compare to the first. This season's title, however, adds to the distinction of the Ravens being one of the best franchises in the NFL, and it has created a whole new generation of fans - and excitement - for the organization. The 2000 season was special because it was the first winning season in club history.
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February 5, 2006
Snow expected The game will be played indoors, but getting there might be a problem for some fans. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Detroit through noon today, predicting 4 to 7 inches of snow before the storm passes. The heaviest amounts were to fall last night, with gusts up to 40 mph. Drive for five The Steelers (4-1) are trying to match the 49ers (5-0) and Cowboys (5-3) for most Super Bowl victories. The Steelers won four times in six years in the late 1970s, then lost in their only other appearance 10 years ago. Never been there The Seahawks are making their first Super Bowl appearance, leaving six teams that have never made it to the big game: Arizona, Cleveland, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville and New Orleans.
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By Justin George and Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2013
Joe Flacco woke up groggy Monday after partying late into the night, hanging out with Jay-Z and Beyonce as he celebrated the game of his career. Early in the day, the Ravens quarterback received keys to a 2014 Corvette Stingray, the prize for being named the Super Bowl 's most valuable player. Then he boarded a plane for Walt Disney World, where he sat next to Mickey Mouse in a red convertible as the car paraded down the Magic Kingdom's Main Street. For a day, at least, Flacco was America's "it" guy, jet-setting from New Orleans to Florida and, finally, to New York for an appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | February 1, 1999
MIAMI -- It only took five tries, but John Elway finally got the hang of playing well in the Super Bowl last night.In his fifth Super Bowl appearance, he got his first Super Bowl MVP honor and he found out a new car goes with the award ."That's all I need is some more cars," the veteran Denver quarterback said with a smile after the Broncos beat the Atlanta Falcons, 34-19, in Super Bowl XXXIII.That was a reference to the fact he has a string of car dealerships in Denver that he recently sold to Miami Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga for $82.5 million.
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January 31, 1993
Does being able to pick the winner of the Super Bowl qualify you to own a National Football League franchise? If you think it does, here are the choices of key members of the three groups vying to bring the NFL to Baltimore:Tom ClancyI like Jerry Jones, the Cowboys' owner. His team is young and talented. I look for the Cowboys to be the Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1990s or as successful as the Cowboys used to be in the glorious times of Landry and Staubach. But my call is Buffalo over Dallas.
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By Susan Miller Degnan and Susan Miller Degnan,Knight-Ridder News Service | January 27, 1995
MIAMI -- Believe it or not, Jim O'Brien has kicked a game-winning field goal that gave him a bigger thrill than winning the fifth Super Bowl in January of 1971 with his 32-yarder that sailed through the uprights of the Orange Bowl with five seconds left in the game.O'Brien, now 47 and living in Thousand Oaks, Calif., gave the Baltimore Colts a 16-13 victory against the Dallas Cowboys in his very first year in the NFL. But he says college squeakers were more fun."My junior year at Cincinnati," explains O'Brien, "I kicked a 47-yard field goal against Miami of Ohio to win the game as time ran out. I'm not saying the Super Bowl kick wasn't neat, but in college it's neater because you know more people in the stands."
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By RAY FRAGER AND ANDY KNOBEL and RAY FRAGER AND ANDY KNOBEL,SUN REPORTERS | February 5, 2006
The NFL may have made Motown nearly an afterthought in its initial planning for the Super Bowl, failing to adequately honor the music of the host city in today's program. But what could make a better soundtrack for the Super Bowl? After all, this is the 40th game, and Motown songs spent many a week in the Top 40. So cue up your old records and relive some of the Super Bowl's most memorable moments. LOVE HANGOVER (DIANA ROSS) PACKERS 35, CHIEFS 10 Not expecting to play, Green Bay reserve Max McGee spent the night before the first Super Bowl, in 1967, partying in Los Angeles.
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By MILTON KENT | January 27, 1995
The last time ABC Sports had possession of the Super Bowl telecast, there were real worries about possible bombs bursting in air, beyond those in the lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner."The 1991 game, played in Tampa, Fla., was staged during the Persian Gulf War, and security issues were, to say the least, heightened."I don't think it got to us until we had private meetings with the people in charge of security and they were going over how we should react if we were taken," said Frank Gifford during a recent teleconference with TV sports writers.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Sun reporter | February 4, 2008
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The pressure was supposed to be on the New York Giants to upset the New England Patriots. Instead, the Giants put all the pressure on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. In 17 first-half drop backs last night, Brady was sacked three times and knocked down on three other occasions. In the second half, the Giants sacked him two more times. That's a drastic difference for Brady in the playoffs. In his previous three postseason games, he had been sacked only three times on 64 drop backs.
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Mike Preston | January 29, 2013
The San Francisco 49ers' Randy Moss said Tuesday that he is the best wide receiver to ever play in the National Football League. On Sunday night, he might not even be the best receiver in the game, but he could have the biggest impact. No offense to Moss, he is probably the second best receiver in history. Statistically, only Jerry Rice is better when it comes to receiving touchdowns (197 to 156) and Moss' 15,292 receiving yards are third behind Rice's 22,895 and Terrell Owens' 15,934.
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The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2013
It's been a long wait for Terrell Suggs to exact his revenge on the New England Patriots, and when the Ravens' 28-13 win was complete Sunday, he let loose. "Tell them to have fun at the Pro Bowl," Suggs said after the game to Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports! about the Patriots. "Shut them out in the second half. Arrogant [expletive]. These are the most arrogant [expletive] in the world starting with [coach Bill] Belichick on down. " The Patriots beat the Ravens last year in the AFC championship game, 23-20, but lost the Super Bowl to the New York Giants.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,jamison.hensley@baltsun.com | February 2, 2009
TAMPA, Fla. - One of the greatest finishes in Super Bowl history redeemed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and placed the Pittsburgh Steelers in a class of their own. After struggling in his first Super Bowl three years ago, Roethlisberger carried the Steelers to a stirring, 27-23 triumph last night over the resilient Arizona Cardinals before a crowd waving Pittsburgh's signature Terrible Towels. Roethlisberger's 6-yard touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes with 35 seconds left in the game lifted Pittsburgh to its sixth Super Bowl title - the most by any franchise.
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By CHILDS WALKER | February 1, 2009
The matchup might not thrill football lovers, especially here in Baltimore, where rooting against the Pittsburgh Steelers is one of our favorite pastimes. But the Super Bowl is one of our undeniable institutions, as much a holiday as the Fourth of July for many Americans. At least 90 million households are expected to watch the game tonight. Here are a few of the things we'll do and see: Music Jennifer Hudson (below, left) will throw her powerful pipes into the national anthem. Her performance could offer one of the evening's most poignant moments; Hudson's mother, brother and nephew were shot to death in October, and this will be her first public appearance since the tragedy.
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By Sam Farmer and Sam Farmer,Los Angeles Times | January 19, 2009
GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Arizona Cardinals didn't open their retractable roof yesterday. They shattered their glass ceiling. The long-held belief that "Cardinals" and "Super Bowl" will never occupy the same sentence is over - laid to rest by Arizona's 32-25 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC championship game. This time, the punch line punched back. "We believe in ourselves, and we believe in each other, so really it doesn't matter what other people believe," Cardinals defensive end Bertrand Berry said.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Sun reporter | February 4, 2008
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The pressure was supposed to be on the New York Giants to upset the New England Patriots. Instead, the Giants put all the pressure on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. In 17 first-half drop backs last night, Brady was sacked three times and knocked down on three other occasions. In the second half, the Giants sacked him two more times. That's a drastic difference for Brady in the playoffs. In his previous three postseason games, he had been sacked only three times on 64 drop backs.
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By CHILDS WALKER | February 1, 2009
The matchup might not thrill football lovers, especially here in Baltimore, where rooting against the Pittsburgh Steelers is one of our favorite pastimes. But the Super Bowl is one of our undeniable institutions, as much a holiday as the Fourth of July for many Americans. At least 90 million households are expected to watch the game tonight. Here are a few of the things we'll do and see: Music Jennifer Hudson (below, left) will throw her powerful pipes into the national anthem. Her performance could offer one of the evening's most poignant moments; Hudson's mother, brother and nephew were shot to death in October, and this will be her first public appearance since the tragedy.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Staff Writer | January 21, 1994
Nine months after the trade that made him a Kansas City Chief, Joe Montana hasn't exactly cut himself loose from his San Francisco roots.The 49ers are still on his mind, if not in his heart."
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By RAY FRAGER | February 2, 2007
Jim Nantz has become such a ubiquitous presence over the 22 years he has been with CBS Sports that somehow it doesn't sound right to hear that Sunday marks his first Super Bowl play-by-play assignment. But Nantz apparently isn't approaching the task weighed down by the gravity of being the voice for television's most-watched show. "I'm going into this thinking one way," Nantz said in a conference call this week. "I'm going to watch a football game Sunday with one of my friends." In this case, his friend is analyst Phil Simms, and 130 million or so people will be listening in on their conversation.
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February 5, 2006
Snow expected The game will be played indoors, but getting there might be a problem for some fans. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Detroit through noon today, predicting 4 to 7 inches of snow before the storm passes. The heaviest amounts were to fall last night, with gusts up to 40 mph. Drive for five The Steelers (4-1) are trying to match the 49ers (5-0) and Cowboys (5-3) for most Super Bowl victories. The Steelers won four times in six years in the late 1970s, then lost in their only other appearance 10 years ago. Never been there The Seahawks are making their first Super Bowl appearance, leaving six teams that have never made it to the big game: Arizona, Cleveland, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville and New Orleans.
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